For half a century, ASTRA has been creating vehicles for the most difficult conditions - mining, forestry, construction. These vehicles are capable of operating in the polar tundra, in the African deserts, and in the tropical jungle. Many years of rich experience and their own unique developments allow the designers of the company to create first-class heavy equipment.
Dump truck on four-axle chassis HD8
Qualified specialists constantly improve technologies and ensure high culture and quality of production of equipment, thanks to which it enjoys well-deserved recognition both at home and abroad: 40% of ASTRA's products are sold in Italy, 30% are exported and 30% - to the armed forces.
Large volumes of construction, difficult road conditions or a complete lack of roads, remoteness of repair bases, a pronounced continental climate with hot summers and severe winters. ASTRA trucks are specially designed for use in extremely difficult conditions, where torque, power, stability and reliability become the determining factors.
The most popular positions in the company's offer are dump trucks on an automobile chassis and articulated dump trucks, and among them are three-axle vehicles with bucket-type bodies, rear unloading, without a tailgate, with exhaust gas heating. A powerful, durable frame, reinforced suspension and axles, a high-torque engine allow the installation of larger bodies: on three-axle vehicles - with a capacity of 16 m3 (19 m3 - "heaped"), on four-axle vehicles - with a geometric volume of 18 m3 (21 m3 - " with a hat ").
Articulated Dump Truck ADT40
Traditionally, ASTRA dump trucks are equipped with bodies of the Italian company CANTONI.
I would like to note the interest in the ASTRA chassis. The chassis frame is designed for heavy loads, made of a constant profile along the entire length, with various wheelbase and rear overhang options, and is ideal for the installation of various superstructures - dump and special bodies, concrete mixing plants and concrete pumps, crane installations, various tanks, logging sites.
High ground clearance and the presence of interaxle and cross-axle differential locks, engine adjustment for maximum torque make it possible to successfully operate ASTRA vehicles with a 6x4 wheel arrangement in places where only all-wheel drive equipment usually works, which has a positive effect on the cost of work. Of course, on the most difficult off-road terrain, all-wheel drive vehicles are most effective, and they are also widely represented in the ASTRA model range, and these machines are as unified as possible with non-four-wheel drive models and have the same carrying capacity.
Dump truck on three-axle chassis HD8
A complete set of cars is possible, which makes the ASTRA car an absolute all-terrain vehicle. For soils with a reduced bearing capacity - sands, swamps, virgin snow, the machine can be equipped with bridges with widened single-sided tires.
Taking into account the specifics of ASTRA equipment, which is a special non-commercial transport and is designed for off-road, its most effective application in the construction industries, for example, when filling roads, as well as in the construction of fields, where equipment of high cross-country ability, strength and reliability is required, which does not require complex and expensive service.